Political Analysis

Pinoys in Yemen urged to update registration with embassy

Amid the continued security situation in Yemen, Filipinos there were reminded to update online their registration with the Philippine Embassy.

The Philippine embassy in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) issued this reminder in a news release posted on its website early Friday.

“(T)he Embassy reiterates to all Filipinos in all cities and regions of Yemen to update their registration with the Embassy, or if they have not registered in the past, to accomplish the registration form on the website of the Philippine Embassy in Riyadh at www.riyadhpe.dfa.gov.ph,” it said.

The Philippine embassy in Riyadh has consular jurisdiction over Yemen.

Last week, the Philippine Embassy in Riyadh said the alert level in Yemen remains at “2” amid recent violent incidents there.

In its advisory dated June 27, the embassy reiterated its advice to Filipinos there to “restrict non-essential movements and avoid public places.”

Under Alert Level 2, Filipinos with existing labor contracts may return to Yemen but the deployment of newly-hired overseas Filipino workers will remain suspended.